Practice Area:

Zoning & Government Relations


Our attorneys have handled a variety of land use matters, including rezoning of parcels of real estate planned for development by our clients, environmental building hazards, government restrictions on property use, special use permits and variances, annexations, and a host of other issues facing our clients.

Our real estate, contract, business, and litigation attorneys are able to offer a full range of services from proactive measures to representation before state and local agencies or administrative bodies and courts. We provide a team approach to our clients’ zoning needs, which provides our clients with quality and cost-effective representation.

Government Relations

Crabbe, Brown & James represents a multitude of clients in a governmental and public policy consultant role, not only before the Ohio General Assembly and each of the state’s executive offices, but also before major administrative departments, boards, commissions, and state agencies, as well as counties and municipalities.

Our firm has provided its experience and expertise to many public officials and candidates for public office, as well as private interest groups in campaign efforts. Because of our experience, we have developed a growing network of friends and resources throughout Ohio that assists our clients in statewide and local governmental and public pursuits.

Crabbe, Brown & James also provides valuable services to municipal and local governments in project development, zoning, infrastructure projects, urban renewal, low-income housing, tax-exempt financing, and public works projects. We assist our clients in financing and building fire and police stations, community centers, water and sewer systems, roads, and bridges.

From its inception over one hundred years ago, Crabbe, Brown & James has effectively utilized its significant contacts and uniquely qualified personnel, not only in monitoring governmental/legislative activities, but also in accessing and fostering governmental decision-making processes. Over the years, our firm has been fortunate to have had many of its lawyers serve in political and governmental capacities, which has enabled those attorneys to gain knowledge and foster relationships that have proven invaluable in serving our clients’ needs. Our firm is well-suited to lobby the U.S. Congress and other federal agencies, as we maintain close associations with several major legal and lobbying firms and elected officials in Washington, D.C. and elsewhere.


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Address 500 South Front Street Suite 1200 Columbus, Ohio 43215